World Battlefronts: The Wounded Do Not Cry

Two hours after Lieut. Frances Slanger and other Army nurses waded ashore in Normandy on D-plus-four, they were at work. They slept on the ground, wore the same clothes four days running. In five weeks of rugged going they helped handle 3,000 casualties.

Last month the girls were touched when an article praised them for sharing the G.I.s' mud and discomfort without a whimper. In Belgium Lieut. Slanger and her tent mates talked it over. That night, by flashlight, she wrote an answer: "We have learned a great deal about our American soldier and the stuff he is made of. The wounded...

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